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Media Regulation

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Jason Brown APIA (Samoa Observer / Pacific Media Watch): A draft bill for a planned media complaints council in Samoa proposes significant new “public interest” protections for...
Monday, March 10, 2014
BACKGROUNDER: Jason Brown reports on Samoa's draft Media Council Bill for fielding public complaints. A draft bill for a planned media complaints council in Samoa proposes significant new “...
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Kalafi Moala: OPINION: Pacific regional stakeholders under Pacific Islands News Association (PINA) concluded in Noumea at the 3rd Pacific Media Summit earlier this month that regulation of media is...
Friday, February 14, 2014
NOUMEA (UNDP/Pacnews/Pacific Media Watch): Participants attending a workshop on media self-regulation in the Pacific at the Third Pacific Islands Media Summit have reiterated the need to educate...
Monday, June 17, 2013
AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch / 3 News): The owner of TV3 and half of the country's commercial radio stations went into receivership this morning.
Friday, June 14, 2013
AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch / Radio New Zealand International): A Tongan newspaper has been found guilty of defaming the Prime Minister.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Daniel Drageset: AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch): Coordinator at the Pacific Freedom Forum, Jason Brown, is hopeful that the new Pacific Media Ombudsman will bring enhanced accountability and...
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Mark Pearson: OPINION: It’s a great shame when political and commercial vested interests drown out compelling and principled arguments for free expression in this Australian media reform debate.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Jyoti Pratibha SUVA (Fiji Sun / Pacific Media Watch):  Charges have been filed at the Suva Magistrates Court registry against newspaper company Fiji Times Limited and its six directors...
Sunday, October 14, 2012
AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch): News media need to raise the media accountability debate to the level of media regulation to recover from the News of the World phone hacking "debacle",...
Friday, August 31, 2012
Henry Yamo RAROTONGA, Cook Islands (Pacific Scoop / Pacific Media Watch): Papua New Guinean Prime Minister Peter O’Neill declared today there was no ban on foreign journalists entering the...
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
SYDNEY (MEAA / Pacific Media Watch): The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance is concerned that foreign journalists have been banned from accessing the proposed Regional Processing Centre for...
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
PORT MORESBY (Pacific Media Watch): The ban on foreign journalists on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea is making waves across the Pacific as leaders gather for the Pacific Islands Forum on...
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Rachel Reeves of the Cook Islands News AVARUA, Rarotonga (Cook Islands News / Pacific Media Watch): Foregoing his commitment to play 18 holes with French Polynesian President Oscar Temaru, Prime...
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
LONDON (ABC News / Pacific Media Watch): News Corporation has announced a loss of $US1.6 billion (A$1.5b) in the fourth quarter after writing down its publishing businesses, including in Australia...